Latest Tech News – 5 March

by Tiago

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Phone watches banned from exams on Thailand

I had my good share of ways to cheat on exams when needed to, but it didn’t include any kind of “top-notch” technology, like it happened in Thailand. According to someone on the Ministry of Education, a student was caught cheating during an exam by using his phone watch – can you blame him?

The cheating system while using this kind of gadgets is pretty simple: take a discrete photo of the exam questions, send it via MMS to a friend that has the knowledge or knows how to look for the answers, and wait for a SMS with all the goodies.

The only problem is being discrete, and in this case, the student was caught while receiving/reading the text messages that were displayed on the watch. Thanks to this student, all normal watches are banned from exams, and the next step is to take a look at wall clocks.

Facebook now in German version

Facebook, one of the most popular social networks of 2007 (and 2008) has added a new language to their site – German. All the work was done by 2,000 Facebook members, that went into volunteer work and got the job done (translating the whole site) in less than two weeks.

Since 60% of the Facebook population lives on the US, it isn’t hard to understand why it only had an English version until February, at that time, the Spanish language was added thanks to more volunteers.

Source – Reuters

Guest post by Tiago of Gadgetizer

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